Monday, January 7, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 7

January 7, 1911 – The first appearance in district court of Duluth’s woman lawyer, Mrs. I. C. Buell, took place this morning when she appeared before Judge William A. Cant to argue against a motion transferring the case of Duchon Vuckovich against the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company to the Virginia court.

Mrs. I. C. Buell, Attorney at Law

The motion for the transfer was made by Attorney Theodore Hollister, who represents the mining company. Judge Cant denied the motion.

Mrs. Buell represents Duchon Vuckovich in his personal injury case against the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company. He was hurt, he claims, while working for the company, and asks for $2,000.

Mrs. Buell is making quite a reputation as a settlement lawyer. Since coming to Duluth she has never before appeared in court either to argue a motion or to try a case. Some attorneys think it best to talk the matter over and settle it out of court.

The Duluth Herald; “Woman Lawyer Wins First Case in Court; Jan. 7, 1911; p. 2.

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